“This may be my last writing in physics, I was 76 years old on January 9, 2004, so I thought it worthwhile to document what I remember about the development of this theory. I will first start by giving some of my background before starting to work on the theory. I was born in the rural community of Gatewood near Fayetteville, West Virginia. My parents were Paul Alexander Brown and Mary Lou Fox Brown. I have an older brother Paul Jerry Brown born July 28, 1925 and a younger sister Mary Jane Brown Songer, born November 13, 1929. We lived on a 10 acre plot and had a garden, chickens, and a milk cow. My father worked in the coal mines during the evenings and repaired automobiles and built houses during the days. We went to the Church of the Brethren nearly every Sunday. We were very poor during the depression years, 1930 to 1940.
We ran throughout the neighborhood and played most of these depression years. We spent a lot of time running at full speed playing fox and hounds. The West Virginia hills were beautiful in the summer, and in the winter, as well as in the spring and fall. One of our best toys often was a pot lid which we used as our automobile (actually just the steering wheel). There was a story of a boy who lived in the town of Fayetteville 3 miles away who “drove” his lid car to our school every morning for one whole school year. Turned around by backing his car down the lane beside our school, and of course looking over his right shoulder as he was shifting into reverse steering his car and backing down, stopping, then shifting into first gear and driving back to Fayetteville.
I attended Victory Grade School, a 3 room 3 classes per room facility, until graduation in 1940. I read all the books I could find, which were about 4 or 5 school books a year. I then attended Fayetteville High School, graduating at 15 years of age in 1943. Throughout the first 13 grades of school I excelled in grammar, history, and mathematics – anything where logic and memory were useful.
I began college at West Virginia Institute of Technology. The next year I transferred to West Virginia University. One highlight was the final lecture by Professor Ford in physics. He explained the quantum levels of atoms – how one electron jumps from one orbit to another emitting, or absorbing a photon. It was fascinating and believable.
My graduate courses were equally divided among mathematics, mechanics, and mechanical design. My background in mechanical design, engineering mechanics, and the mathematics required for modeling mechanical systems was the ideal background for developing a mechanical model of the universe. My major professor at Purdue, Dr. Allen Strickland Hall, told me there were great gains to be made from studying simple things. Modeling the universe using a single size of smooth, spherical, elastic particles certainly is the pinnacle of simple things.
I studied engineering for the next 9 years first at West Virginia Tech, then West Virginia University (obtaining a BS in 1946 and a BSME in 1947) then at Purdue University (obtaining an MSME degree in 1950,and a PhD in 1952).
I spent 19 years in aircraft structural analysis, aerospace design management, and physics research at various aerospace companies from 1951 through 1970. I started teaching engineering mechanics part-time at West Virginia University in 1947 and continued at the University of Southern California, and UCLA. I began teaching design, thermodynamics, and engineering mechanics full-time at Mississippi State University and continued for 21 years from 1970 thru 1991. The last 13 years I have spent approximately half of my time doing research.
During the course of this research to discover the grand unified theory of physics I published 8 books. (see references 2, 11, 13-15, and 17-19 from The Grand Unified Theory of Physics ) The objective of these publications was to garner support for development of the theory. They also helped me to solidify the different concepts throughout the development. Further, I had hoped the publications would reach scientists with interest similar to mine and I would receive comments useful for developing the theory. This hope was hopeless. I received practically no useful feed-back from the publications.
That’s the history of the Kinetic Particle Theory of Physics from its inception in 1963 to the present (2004), a forty-one year odyssey. Throughout the many years the research effort was mostly part-time. I enjoyed it.”
“Mighty, sublime, wonderful, as have been the achievements of past science, as yet we are but on the verge of the continents of discovery. Where is the wizard who can tell what lies in the womb of time? Just as our conceptions of many things have been revolutionized in the past, those which we hold to-day of the cosmic processes may have to be remodeled in the future. The men of fifty years hence may laugh at the circumscribed knowledge of the present and shake their wise heads in contemplation of what they will term our crudities, and which we now call progress. Science is ever on the march and what is new to-day will be old to-morrow.”— Paul Severing, 1910, Marvels of Modern Science